l.salter at londonmet.ac.uk
Wed Jul 23 09:49:41 PDT 2003
Read Paul Hirst's (RIP) 'Globalisation in Question'
> As a mature student approaching my first year at University to take a
> degree in Sociology and Education I would very much appreciate the
> opportunity to exchange thoughts with anyone who has the time to do
> so. My current topic is globalization. When it arrives by snail mail I
> shall also be taking a look at Giddens “Sociology”. I have studied
> Open University’s DD100 Social Science course and am using their
> material to prepare for September.
> I am currently comparing definitions and attitudes towards the term
> globalization and have more questions than answers. Forgive me if
> these are naïve.
> Wiseman describes globalization as a slippery, dangerous and important
> buzzword of the latter part of the 20^th century.
> Giddens describes the world as a “runaway world” all terms which seem
> emotive. Mulgan homes in on a negative kind of globalization through
> the unity shared over pollution and environmental matters. I don’t
> have a good background in British History and am finding it difficult
> to compare the advancements in communications over recent decades with
> say the development of the phone and TV.
> I don’t as yet have any advice on how to prepare for the education
> part of my degree any suggestions?
> Your responses on or off list would be greatly appreciated
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